Camborne (UK Parliament constituency)

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Camborne
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Camborne 1918.PNG
Camborne in Cornwall and Devon, 1918–45
18851950
Number of members One
Replaced by Falmouth and Camborne and St Ives
Created from West Cornwall

Camborne was a county constituency in Cornwall which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It was created for the 1885 general election, and abolished for the 1950 general election, when it was largely replaced by the new Falmouth and Camborne.

Between 1885 and 1918 its official name was The North West or Camborne Division of Cornwall, and it was sometimes referred to simply as North West Cornwall.

Boundaries[edit]

1885-1918: Part of the Sessional Division of Penwith East, and the civil parishes of Gwennap and St Agnes.

1918-1950: The Borough of Helston, the Urban Districts of Camborne, Hayle, Phillack, and Redruth, the Rural District of Redruth, in the Rural District of East Kerrier the parishes of Constantine, Mabe, and Perranarworthal, in the Rural District of Helston the civil parishes of Crowan and Wendron, and in the Rural District of Truro the parishes of Kea, Kenwyn Rural, Perranzabuloe, St Agnes, St Allen, and Tregavethan.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Member Party
1885 Charles Conybeare Liberal
1895 Arthur Strauss Liberal Unionist
1900 William Sproston Caine Liberal
1903 Sir Wilfrid Lawson Liberal
1906 Albert Dunn Liberal
1910 Sir Francis Acland Liberal
1922 Algernon Moreing National Liberal
1923 Leif Jones Liberal
1924 Algernon Moreing Unionist
1929 Leif Jones Liberal
1931 Sir Peter Agnew Conservative
1950 constituency abolished

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 1880s[edit]

Charles Conybeare
General Election 1885: Camborne [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Liberal Charles Conybeare 2,926 53.2 N/A
Liberal Arthur Vivian 2,577 46.8 N/A
Majority 349 6.4 N/A
Turnout 5,503 77.1 N/A
Registered electors 7,139
Independent Liberal win (new seat)
General Election 1886: Camborne [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Conybeare 3,156 61.6 +14.8
Liberal Unionist James Drew Gay[3] 1,969 38.4 N/A
Majority 1,187 23.2 +16.8
Turnout 5,125 71.8 -5.3
Registered electors 7,139
Liberal gain from Liberal Swing N/A

Elections in the 1890s[edit]

General Election 1892: Camborne [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Charles Conybeare 3,073 53.8 -7.8
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 2,635 46.2 +7.8
Majority 438 7.6 -15.6
Turnout 5,708 75.0 +3.2
Registered electors 7,611
Liberal hold Swing -7.8
Arthur Strauss
General Election 1895: Camborne [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 3,166 53.9 +7.7
Liberal Charles Conybeare 2,704 46.1 -7.7
Majority 462 7.8 N/A
Turnout 5,870 75.3 +0.3
Registered electors 7,800
Liberal Unionist gain from Liberal Swing +7.7

Elections in the 1900s[edit]

General Election 1900: Camborne [6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Sproston Caine 3,101 50.9 +4.8
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 2,993 49.1 −4.8
Majority 108 1.8 N/A
Turnout 6,094 76.0 +0.7
Registered electors 8,023
Liberal gain from Liberal Unionist Swing +4.8
Lawson
Camborne by-election, 1903 [7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Wilfrid Lawson 3,558 55.4 +4.5
Liberal Unionist Arthur Strauss 2,869 44.6 -4.5
Majority 689 10.8 +9.0
Turnout 6,427 74.2 -1.8
Registered electors 8,659
Liberal hold Swing +4.5
Edward Dunn
General Election 1906: Camborne [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Albert Dunn 4,614 65.0 +14.1
Conservative Thomas Hewitt 2,384 33.5 −15.6
Social Democratic Federation Jack Jones 109 1.5 N/A
Majority 2,230 31.5 +29.7
Turnout 7,107 77.2 +1.2
Registered electors 9,210
Liberal hold Swing +14.9

Elections in the 1910s[edit]

General Election January 1910: Camborne [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Albert Dunn 5,027 66.0 +1.0
Liberal Unionist Norman G Chamberlain 2,587 34.0 +0.5
Majority 2,440 32.0 +1.0
Turnout 81.2 +4.0
Liberal hold Swing +0.5
General Election December 1910: Camborne [10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Dyke Acland 4,419 65.5 -0.5
Liberal Unionist George Coates 2,326 34.5 +0.5
Majority 2,093 31.0 -1.0
Turnout 71.9
Liberal hold Swing -0.5

General Election 1914/15:

Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1915. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place and by the July 1914, the following candidates had been selected;

Francis Acland
General Election 1918: Camborne [11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Francis Dyke Acland 7,078 52.0
Labour George Nicholls 6,546 48.0 n/a
Majority 532 4.0
Turnout 41.8
Liberal hold Swing
  • No Coupon was issued

Elections in the 1920s[edit]

General Election 1922: Camborne [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
National Liberal Algernon Moreing 8,191 39.7
Liberal Leifchild Jones 7,923 38.4
Labour T Proctor 4,512 21.9
Majority 268 1.3
Turnout 60.5
National Liberal gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1923: Camborne [13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Liberal Leifchild Jones 11,794 59.3 +20.9
Liberal Algernon Moreing 8,096 40.7 +1.0
Majority 3,698 18.6 19.9
Turnout 58.0 -2.5
Independent Liberal gain from Liberal Swing +10.0
  • The local Liberal Association was unable to agree on a candidate, but Moreing was recognised as the official candidate by Liberal Party HQ.
General Election 1924[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Constitutionalist Algernon Moreing 9,530 42.9
Liberal Leifchild Jones 7,220 32.5
Labour Francis Arnold Polgrean Rowe 5,477 24.6
Majority 2,310 10.4
Turnout 64.6
Constitutionalist gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1929: Camborne [15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Leifchild Jones 11,176 35.8 +3.3
Unionist Algernon Moreing 10,145 32.6 -10.3
Labour H J Sharman 7,870 25.3 +0.7
Independent J C Roberts 1,976 6.3 n/a
Majority 1,031 3.2 13.6
Turnout 70.8 +6.2
Liberal gain from Unionist Swing +6.8

Elections in the 1930s[edit]

General Election 1931[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Agnew 14,644 43.4
Liberal Leifchild Jones 10,840 32.1
Ind. Labour Party Kate Spurrell 8,280 24.5
Majority 3,824 11.3
Turnout 33,784 75.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
General Election 1935[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Agnew 14,826 48.3 +4.9
Liberal Walter Peacock 7,921 25.8 -6.3
Labour Harold R. G. Greaves 7,375 24.0 n/a
Ind. Labour Party Kate Spurrell 592 1.9 -22.6
Majority 6,905 22.5 -11.2
Turnout 66.9
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 1940s[edit]

General Election 1939/40: Another General Election was required to take place before the end of 1940. The political parties had been making preparations for an election to take place from 1939 and by the end of this year, the following candidates had been selected;

  • Conservative: Peter Agnew
  • Liberal:
  • Labour: J J H Moses
General Election 1945: Camborne[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter Agnew 12,257 37.1 -11.2
Labour Harold Hayman 11,673 35.3 +11.3
Liberal Thomas Rowland Hill 9,141 27.6 +1.8
Majority 584 1.8
Turnout 64.3
Conservative hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  2. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  3. ^ "Parliamentary Election - July 1886". Royal Cornwall Gazette. 27 Aug 1886. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  4. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  5. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  6. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  7. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  8. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  9. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  10. ^ British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
  11. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  12. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  13. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  14. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  15. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  16. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  17. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig
  18. ^ British Parliamentary Election Results 1918-1949 by FWS Craig